Facebook-owned Instagram has rolled out a new update which has a Zoom feature. Instagram will now let users zoom in on photos and videos in their feed and also on the Explore tab. The feature was initially rolled out only to iOS devices and the company said that it would be rolled out to Android users in the coming weeks. But the feature came sooner as it is now available on Android as well. To use the feature, one can pinch to zoom in and out on a photo or video but once you pinch out, the photo and video returns to its normal size. The photo does not remain zoomed. Also Read - How to download Instagram videos on Android, iOS, PCAlso Read - Happy Friendship Day 2021: How to send Friendship Day wishes Stickers on WhatsApp
“Over the past six months, you’ve seen many exciting changes come to Instagram, from a new icon to longer videos and even a new way to share everyday moments with Instagram Stories. And as things change, we’re still focused on improving the core parts of Instagram,” Instagram said in a blog post. Instagram had recently announced its Stories format that clones Snapchat’s popular feature. In Instagram “Stories”, a set of moments are created that will appear in a slideshow format which can be viewed by followers for up to 24 hours which then disappear without remaining on your permanent profile which is much like Snapchat s Stories .
In the first update to its ‘Stories’ feature users can zoom in while recording videos and have the option to switch between the front- and rear-facing cameras. Instagram is also giving its users the ability to natively add text, stickers and drawings to photos in the story. Users will see stories from people they follow in a bar at the top of their feed — from their best friends to their favorite popular accounts. When there’s something new to see, their profile photo will have a colorful ring around it.